The town of Banff and Banff National Park is one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of Alberta and is known worldwide for its stunning views and, year-round activities and varied wildlife and ecosystem. This collection of pictures showcases not only the gorgeous scenery and views, but also the uniqueness of the town and the famous Cave and Basin, which is a National Historic Site in the Canadian Rockies.
Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning that it has been recognized as a place that is important to world heritage and needs to be preserved. It is taken care of so that it will not only be preserved for current generations, but for future ones as well and that is important so that naturally beautiful sites such as this one will not be developed or lost in any way.
There are numerous hotels and different types of accommodation available in the town of Banff. ...More information below photos...
...Continue gallery information: It is estimated that about four million people visit Banff every year so there has to be many restaurants, cafes and places for people to stay as it is a very popular place! Due to its proximity to the National Park however visitors have to be careful of the many species of wildlife that can come in to the town as residents know they have to share their space with the animals. They are only one of two townships in the whole of Canada that are incorporated in to a national park, so while residents welcome those four million people every year, they do ask that people leave the park exactly how they found it so as to preserve it for others.
One of the most popular attractions in Banff and a place that is represented in many pictures in this collection, is the Cave and Basin, which is where Banff National Park first began. Visitors can see the open-air mineral pool and the underground hot springs, as well as see the history of the park and where it all started.
Banff has something for everyone, including a slice of history as it was Canada's first national park and only the third in the whole world. The scenery is breathtaking, the wildlife are free and roaming everywhere and the town gives people a chance to really get away from it all and surround themselves with beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers and glaciers. It truly is a piece of Canadian history and is well worth a visit any time of the year.